Whatever happened to if you do the crime you do the time? When did height exempt you from going to prison for committing a crime?
Apparently this is the case for Bryan Anthony Bowen accused of luring kids online. He is too little and the judge feared he would be abused in prison.
See what was reported by NY Times.
A pedophile dwarf who incited young girls to perform sex acts online has been spared jail because of his size.
Bryan Anthony Bowen, contacted two girls, aged 13 and 15, via their Facebook pages before asking them for sex and to send naked photographs.
Sentencing the 26-year-old at Mold Crown Court, Judge Rhys Rowland described Bowen as “small in stature and emotionally inadequate” adding that he would have a “very hard time” in prison.
The judge handed Bowen, from Welshpool, Wales a 48-week prison sentence, suspended for two years.
Prosecutor Anna Price told the court Bowen sent the 15-year-old girl a message saying “do you want to f–k?”
She tried to block him but then received another message on her 16th birthday, saying: “I will f–k you for your birthday present.”
She contacted the police who later found another message sent to a 13-year-old girl on Bowen’s laptop in which he described her as “fit as f–k” and asked her if she had a boyfriend.
After his arrest, Bowen told police he thought the girls were over 16 but later pleaded guilty to two counts of inciting a child to carry out a sex act.
Rowland said Bowen had been “trying to live out some sort of fantasy.”
A further charge of harassment was dropped.
Defense attorney Dafydd Roberts urged the judge not to jail Bowen, who has learning difficulties, and called for him to be given a rehabilitation order.
The order includes a three-month curfew between 9 p.m. and 7 a.m.
Bowen was also given a 10-year sexual harm prevention order and placed on the Sex Offenders Register.
Source: NY Times